Cornfields to Cloud Computing

Columbus CEO

By Michelle Davey  | Thursday, June 23, 2011

When representatives from Discover Financial Services first visited New Albany in 1998, the company was on a nationwide search for a place to build a 325,000-square-foot flagship facility. They met in a cornfield with a real estate broker, the land developer, the mayor and the school district superintendent. That meeting helped launch the New Albany Business Park, a 3,000-acre development located on the north side of state Route 161.

Already, INC@8000 businesses have established relationships amongst themselves. “There’s a lot of collaboration. Two or three of our clients are also tenants here,” says Brad Griffith, president of Buckeye Interactive, a Web development and interactive marketing company located in the incubator. “We also have a couple of suppliers who are here. It’s been really a nice physical environment, a nice climate in which to get referrals and a great infrastructure.”

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